Isis Electric Sept 5

Twenty six anglers tested their skills at Lake Gregory on Fathers Day. With light winds and occasional showers it looked like prime conditions for an early surface bite, and at the end of the day, the majority of bass were captured using this technique.

Of the twenty-six anglers competing, only nine of those managed to weigh in legal fish. The competition was won by local seasoned angler, Les Barber, who produced at the weigh-in one bass that weighed a cracking 1.845kg – a good sized bass indeed for Lake Gregory. He also won the Big Bass prize with that particular fish. Les targeted the middle arm of the lake, catching his fish on the tenth cast of the day. He couldn’t manage to boat another legal fish, but caught around four other under-sized fish. The lure of choice used by Les was the Bassman Spinnerbait quarter ounce, in the brown and orange colour.

Tournament regular and another local, Shane Anderson, managed second place with two fish with a combined weight of 1.737kg. Targeting the right arm of the dam, Shane used a Zippin’ Ziggy surface lure to catch his first fish at 6.30am, and then targeted the nearby point to fill his limit with his second fish, on a Gold Blade quarter ounce.

Third place went to local Bundaberg angler Rob Hinton who caught two fish with a combined weight of 1.655kgs. Rob Hinton had caught both his fish on surface lures before 6.30am. Again, like the other guys, he couldn’t upgrade because of smaller fish being caught.

Most of the competing anglers caught undersized fish during the day, and this makes things look good for future competitions.

I’d like to thank Bundaberg Sportsfishing Club and also Dave Bullard and Jason Lyons for their help with the competition.

Until next time,
Gary Leather.

Position Angler Fish Weight (kgs) Big Bass
1 Les
Barber
1 1.845 1.845
2 Shane
Anderson
2 1.737  
3 Rob
Hinton
2 1.655  
4 Steve
Noble
1 1.503  
5 Gavin
McKay
2 1.495  
6 Trevor
Burges
1 .955  
7 Will
Schloss
1 .695  
8 Jason
Shepherdson
1 .521  
9 Mark Ford 1 .492  
10 Michael
Turner
0    
11 Bob
Butler
0    
12 John
Davies
0    
13 Robert
Sewell
0    
14 Kevin
Jackson
0    
15 Shaun
Falkenhagen
0    
16 Stuart
France
0    
17 Andrew
Baunach
0    
18 Paul
Holmberg
0    
19 Richard
Holmberg
0    
20 Shaun
Warmington
0    
21 Jason
Lyons
0    
22 John
Noble
0    
23 Dave
Bullard
0    
24 Dean
Bulhanan
0    
25 Robert
Ottesen
0    
26 Kevin
Charteris
0